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First time visit and was very impressed with the beers on offer, the condition of the beer and the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
One of the best pubs in Reading

I've here several times. It has changed hands several times in it's relatively short life. Current... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“gin selection”(3 reviews)
“real ale”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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53 Greyfriars Road, Reading RG1 1PA, England
+44 118 958 0560
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit and was very impressed with the beers on offer, the condition of the beer and the knowledgeable staff. Offered a taste of any beer I wanted to try. Had several great pints of stout, best for many years. Plenty of staff on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SteveSandall
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I've here several times. It has changed hands several times in it's relatively short life. Current incumbents always give a very friendly welcome. Fabulous range of real ales and craft beers on tap. Also sells lager. This pub has occasional events, so worth checking on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davewJ952AV
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This was good last time I was here and this time the beer quality was even better. No surprise this pub makes the Good Beer Guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Great little friendly independent pub pretty much opposite Reading railway station. Always a good selection of beers and now an extensive selection of gin (some well known and some unheard of!) Quiz nights are held every two weeks (actual dates always advertised on Facebook) Excellent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scene-set
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

A bar with 14 keg and 8 cask beers is well worth a visit In addition there are c30 Gins permanently on too Perfect location close to town centre and train station

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Uuggh
Reviewed 12 April 2018

One of our regular haunts, we often use this as a meeting point close to my wife's workplace and the railway station. We love having 3-4 halves between us and there is more often than not, a stout, a porter or occasionally a mild on....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank watsonworld
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Dropped off by the bus opposite and time for a couple before the train home. Decent beer and swift service makes this a good choice before catching your train.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I was 5/16ths into my overpriced craft lager (hipster sauce) when I felt compelled to service my chronic nicotine addiction. I approached the bar and made a simple request for a lighter. This could have been used for almost anything. I was gobsmacked by the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank timmylemon
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is the second time of visiting The Greyfriar, it is a good as the first time, and gets better. Being so close to the Reading Train Station, it is perfect for meeting up with friends to sit and chat, chill or that pre-London train...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Damien6638
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere with friendly staff and a wide selection of beers and GIN . Perfect for that end of day drink after doing the Christmas shopping, I loved it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Phil R
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